Why not make your own dinosaur fossils?

Make your very own dinosaur fossils using simple kitchen ingredients.

Watch my video to learn how:

Recipe for homemade playdough from BBC Food:

Makes 1 coloured ball

Prep 10 minutes

You will need:

8 tbsp plain flour
2 tbsp table salt
60ml warm water
2 tsp food colouring
1 tbsp vegetable oil

Method

1. Mix the flour and salt in a large bowl. In a separate bowl mix together the water, a few drops of food colouring and the oil.

2. Pour the coloured water into the flour mix and bring together with a spoon.

3. Dust a work surface with a little flour and turn out the dough. Knead together for a few minutes to form a smooth, pliable dough. If you want a more intense colour you can work in a few extra drops of food colouring.

4. Store in a plastic sandwich bag (squeeze out the air) in the fridge to keep it fresh. You can make a batch of colours and give away as kids’ party bag favours or hold a playdough party for your child’s next birthday.

Painting with coloured lava!

Looking for an easy art activity for kids?

Why not brighten up the classic baking soda and vinegar experiment with some food colouring or paint? Perfect for an outdoor activity, or indoors in a big tray or tub.

Materials:

vinegar, baking soda, trays, cups or glass jars

Method:

1. Give each child a tray

2. Put 1 tbsp (15 grams) of baking soda in each cup

3. Add a few drops of food colouring or paint to each cup

4. Pour about 3 tbsp of vinegar (60ml) into each cup and get ready for the explosions of colour and bubbles!

5. Use a paint brush to mix the colours, or dip some paper into the coloured foam. Have fun!